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The Start-Up Course for Coaches

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You Did it! You’ve taken that big step to follow your calling & completed your professional training!

Now it's time to make your business real & find aligned clients.

There’s just one little problem . . .

You didn't realize that you had to become an online marketing pro on top of becoming a coach.

This is the element of coaching that can blindside coaches after they graduate because their Instagram feed is filled with magic bullet solutions promising 10k in 10 days. You start to doubt yourself because you see other coaches with shiny branding and spiral into compare and despaire.

GOOD NEWS! You don't have to build your business the way all of the other coaches on Instagram.

You can build it your way, that's in alignment with your lifestyle... even if that includes no social media at all!

How? Using TImeless business pillars and practices that are used in the start-up world every day!

FIRST 5 is the only program that cuts through the noise of the online marketing world and helps you build the foundation for a profitable and sustainable business that will support you for years to come.

Here's what that looks like...

🔆 A Clear vision for your business so you can easily make decisions that are right for YOU and rituals to embody that vision on a daily basis.

🔆 A deep understanding of your ideal client and how to speak to them in your marketing so in their eyes you are the expert who has the solution to their problem (and so YOU get to work with people who light you up!)

🔆 Have simple systems in place so you have an easy way to onboard clients and GET PAID!

🔆 A rock-solid offer you are EXCITED to deliver so that your ideal clients feel there’s absolutely nothing out there that can compare.

🔆 A simple strategy to share your newfound clarity with the world by having a Soft Launching your business and building in a solid CEO practice to keep new clients coming in.

Imagine no more mental somersaults jumping from one strategy to the next.

You’ve got a huge smile on your face.  You just finished a client session and those are always so much fun!

Plus you just came up with the BEST idea for a Facebook live!

Which happens pretty regularly, because you have the
time and space in your day to ground and focus yourself . . . and that always opens the floodgates for inspiration! 

Even though you’re hopping on a discovery call in 5 minutes, it’s not a problem because
you’ve got a super simple system that lets you keep your ideas organized and hit the ground running when it’s content creation time (which is already blocked out on your calendar).

You can relax into all of this because there are no more mental somersaults about why things aren’t working, and no stressing about what to try next. You already know:

. . . Exactly what the best next step is for YOU and your business.

. . . You’ll easily hit your financial goals and continue supporting your lifestyle of freedom.

. . .
Exactly who you serve, how to speak to them, and why your offers are an absolute no-brainer.

But where do I start?

How do you DO all of that?

You've probably tried doing some exercises to define your niche, but you're not 100% sure, right? You end up feeling too niched, or not niched enough, causing you to circle around those worksheets like hot coals that you're not sure what to do with.

You’re trying to set up the right tech, but you feel all over the place! Like you don't know what to focus on first, and you might spend days (or weeks!) on trying to figure out how to build and run a Facebook group only to feel like it’s draining for your energy- and you don’t like running groups!

And maybe you know the importance of the vision, but it feels foggy. Not being able to connect with it feels frustrating. If only you had a clear vision, then you could take steps to move forward. 

Carly Clark Zimmer

Hey there! I'm Carly

I'm a Professional ICF-trained coach, Facilitator in a coach training program where I've helped 100's of new coaches kick-start their business, and I help run the behind-the-scenes of a multi-million dollar coaching program.

This program was built in response to what I was helping new coaches with every day in real-time! It includes all of the elements to help you feel confident in your offers, your tech, your vision, and bringing in new business!

FIRST 5 includes everything you need, all in one place.

From Contract Samples...

Enrollment Call framework you can customize and make your own...

Sample Client Onboarding...

Referral Templates and tech tutorials...

We have it all inside ready and waiting for you!

If you're DONE spiraling and ready to get of the social media comparison training and focus on the real work of building a strong foundation in your business...

I want to invite you to join me in...

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Our Program Overview



P i l l a r s

Pillar 1: Creating Your Vision

You’ll learn how to create a clear vision for your life and business and implement a powerful practice to help you embody the business & lifestyle you want to create and how to stay focused on that vision instead of being pulled in a million different directions.

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Pillar 2: Client Discovery & Market Research

You'll know with every bone in your body who you serve, how to talk to them, and how to create offers that land so you can talk about your coaching with confidence. This is the step that keeps many coaches swirling for years. But there is a simple, yet effective process to uncovering this golden question.

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Pillar 3: Align Your Tech & Systems

You CAN coach people without having fancy funnels!

I’ll share the essential pieces to have in place, and we will make sure all tech pieces are there to support your clear vision- not take you away from it!

If you feel disorganized around tech- we will simplify and streamline. If you love tech, we will make sure all of the pieces are working together!

✨ To make this module even easier for you to implement- you will have access to the BONUS Tech and Guide Resource Library with over 25 video tutorials which are broken down into small-bite sections so you can find exactly what you're looking for, and run with it! We are always adding to this library and you will have continued access to all updates!

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Pillar 4: Heart-Centered Offerings

You must have a service, program or product if you're going to have a business! We want to make sure you love your offer so much that you're excited to shout it from the rooftops! We also want to make this offer clear and simple for potential customers to understand. So we are going to clarify, simplify, and create an Easy Offer that is FUN to deliver and the perfect solution your clients have been praying for!

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Pillar 5: Soft Launch Your Coaching Business & Build in Your CEO Practice

This part takes both internal and external EFFORT. And... it does not have to be exhausting or lead to burnout, I'll show you a simple strategy that you can use to create a consistent practice around inviting people to work with you.

This is a great way to create a buzz and let people know about your business... a step most people FORGET and wonder why there are no potential leads! This is especially important in the beginning of your business, and it also requires you to do some inner work around allowing you to be seen and receive for what comes naturally to you.

From Massage therapist to Agency Owner!

FIRST 5 helped Member Rachel Thompson COMPLETELY shift her entire business with one spark of an idea!

She now runs her own agency!

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The Coaching Starter Kit

Coaching Starter Kit

Everything you need to set yourself up like a professional coach! I WISH I had this when getting started... so I made it for you!

  • Sample Intake Form Questions
  • Appointment Confirmation & Reminder Samples
  • Sample Coaching Agreement Template
  • Sample Client Onboarding System
  • Sample Client Tracker Template
  • Sample Client Roster Tracker

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Tech & Guide Library

We like to simplify as much as we can for our members, so we have a library for you to access tech training on things like Google Drive, Zoom, Canva, Acuity (and more) along with powerful coaching guides like Exploring Your Core Values and Core Desired Feelings. We are constantly adding to this library for your go-to resource to build your business foundation!

Onboard your client like a pro

Onboard Your Client Like A Pro

What about when you DO sign your FIRST 5 clients?

We've got you!!! This resource is just the thing you need to welcome your clients in like a professional coach and give you a framework for creating an onboarding process that you can then take and make your own... Just like Bobbie Jo who now has a binder to walk clients through in her own step-by-step process!

Everything included...

  • FIRST 5 Step-by-Step Course (valued at $2000)
  • Two monthly Community Coaching Calls w/ Coach Carly (valued at $997)
  • One Monthly Co-Working Session (Valued at $297)
  • Swipe files and templates so you can have a starting point without starting at a blank page ($197 Value)

1 Payment of $1497


  • Coach Starter Kit to get you set up to enroll and onboard your new clients (valued at $67)
  • Resource Tech & Guide Library with tech training on everything from Zoom to Acuity, Canva, and more! (valued at $997)
  • Exclusive Access to Members-Only Facebook Group (priceless!)


Hear from our members...

Beyond Grateful

FIRST 5 with Carly Clark Zimmer

Found her SPARK and unique niche!

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Confidence BOOST!

Bria: FIRST 5

Can it be this simple? YES! It Can!

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Sold FIRST Program EVER!!!

Meg: FIRST 5

Learning a way to create on "Content"

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Felt like a mess... and client still said YES!

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Perfectly Aligned!

Lauren: FIRST 5

Off the cuff offer and client said YES!

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Program sold... BOOM!

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Community Vibes!!!

Anne: FIRST 5

On-boarding her first client!

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Total shift in energy!

Brandi's testimonial

Starting from scratch to paying clients!

I was starting from scratch. Carly walked me through a step-by-step process to help me create programs and bring in PAYING coaching clients by showing me understand exactly what to do.

Throughout that process, I was able to learn what it meant to be and most importantly, feel embodied as a coach and a human being.

Brandi Bissell: FIRST 5

Brandi Bissell

Holistic Coach, Founder of Empowered Healing

I didn't realize this could be easy AND fun!

"I’ve gained so much clarity talking about what I do and what my offer is. I actually get to combine my skills as a writer, creative and coach to deliver amazing programs for my clients and create videos for their business. I didn’t realize it could be this easy- and fun! I now have a clear structure and process to bring my clients through. Everything feels simplified and brings such ease. I also uncovered a pattern that previously held me back. Now, I let it be messy! I’m excited to serve and keep showing up.”

Bobbie Jo   Author, Speaker, Coach

Bobbie Jo

Author, Speaker, Coach

Wow. Just...WOW.

"Making choices and decisions for my business from the energy of how I WANT to feel... this is how ease and flow get to show up. "

Tanya: FIRST 5

Tanya Bodsford

BodyMind Coach

Karyn's testimonial
Rachel's testimonial
Rachel's Testimonial

TOTALLY Infatuated!

"I’m in a new relationship… with Google Drive! Totally infatuated. I felt so damn fancy when I signed up my new client and had a clear and easy process to follow… and I was able to make it my own!"

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Dawn Denzin

BodyMind Coach

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Group Testimonial
Dawn's testimonial

Enrollment is OPEN!!!


Q: I want to join but I'm spread thin. Is this the right time for me?

A: I honestly don't expect you to finish FIRST 5 perfectly.
In fact... I encourage you to go for a C+ and actually SKIP STEPS! 

*gasps* "But how will I know if I'm doing it right?"

If this program was just about ticking the boxes and completing modules... we would be MISSING THE EMBODIMENT PIECE and what makes YOU unique! This experience is about walking this path together and customizing which pieces will support you and your vision. 

For recovering perfectionists... this is a refreshing relief! 

Q: What is the cost of FIRST 5?

A: We have two payment options: One Payment of $1497, or three payments of $529. You Choose! WEEKEND SALE $497!

Q: When can I join FIRST 5?

A: Right now! You will get access to the program materials as soon as you enroll, and you can go through the program at your own pace. You get LIFETIME ACCESS with all updated to the course material!

Like Shana! Who started BEFORE she felt READY!

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Q: Do I get lifetime access to FIRST 5?

A: YES! You get lifetime access to FIRST 5 program material. And you get 12 WEEKS access to the community!

Q: How does FIRST 5 work?

A: Once you enroll, you get automatic access to the welcome center. There's a 'Start Here Module' which will walk you through orientation and show you all of the elements of the program.

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Q: How long is the Program?

A: FIRST 5 is a self-study course so you can go through it in a weekend or take your time!

Q: I’m not good at tech! In fact, I’m allergic to it! Will you be able to help me set up the systems I need to put in place?

A: THIS PROGRAM WAS MADE FOR YOU! I get it, I’ve SO been there and that’s why I’ll help you simplify and clarify what you absolutely need to put in place and in what order so that it isn't overwhelming.

We're not just going to cover how-to's in tech... you're going to LEARN how to THINK DIFFERENTLY about tech so that you have the skills to figure out whatever you need to in the future! Plus... we've for email copy samples & templates for you!

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Q: I'm actually good at the tech stuff. Is this program still for me?

A:  If you don't have a waitlist of clients yet, then YES! The tech set up is just ONE aspect of FIRST 5. We also get laser-focused on your marketing message, your ideal client, and your offer. So if those are things you could use support on, come join us! 

Q: What if I’m nervous that I won't follow through?

A: THIS is what the nuts and bolts of the program are all about! Yes, we will get your tech set up, but the real good stuff comes through feeling into your VISION and valuing yourself so that YOU start to believe in you. Self-doubt is a normal feeling, and you will have the support to break out of these limiting thought patterns during our live calls.  

Q: I don’t know where to start, I’m so overwhelmed. How will I know where to begin? 

A: Start by signing up for FIRST 5.  I’m not joking. It really is the best next step… especially if you’re overwhelmed. 

Q: I really want to do this… but I don’t have the time. What are my options?

A: Before you decide that time really is the issue, take a look at your priorities.  If finding clients is a priority right now, I encourage you to find an extra 3 hours in your week (25 mins per day) to make FIRST 5 happen.

Q: What is the Refund Policy?

A: We stand by this product with 100% confidence and we want you to be 100% satisfied with it. That’s why we provide you a 14-day window to dive into the course. If you put in an honest effort and send us your completed coursework (however much you complete) we’ll happily refund the money.

There are NO REFUNDS past the 14-Day window. No Exceptions. See our Terms and Conditions here.

Q: I’m busy right now, can I join in the future?

A: In just a few weeks, you could have your systems set up, clarity in who you serve and the confidence to make your offer anytime that aligned client is in front of you. These are the skills that are serving entrepreneurs right now. These are the skills that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Now is the time to set yourself up for ANYTHING that might come our way in the future.

PLUS this course will save you literally THOUSANDS of dollars wasted on other courses that will only pull your energy and attention away from where it needs to be... which is on getting clear, set up, and focused on connecting with potential clients through building relationships!

I hope that has answered a few of your questions! If you have others, please email support@carlyclarkzimmer.com.

If you’re willing to take the next step, I’m here to walk right beside you.

I look forward to getting to know you and your business!

  • Still have questions?

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Wait... You're still here???

Ok here are my credentials just in case you are curious about my training!

Professional Bio & Training

Carly Clark Zimmer has been a professional coach since 2017. She's trained in the BodyMind Coaching Method, Equity Centered Coach Institute, and the International Coach Federation.

Carly has been a facilitator in the BodyMind Method Coach training program since 2019, and now runs the program development and coordination for this world-renowned coach training. She also leads the team of Associate Coaches and provides support, mentorship, and guidance to new coaches going through the program.

While building her coaching practice, Carly uncovered she has a natural skill for systems and process development. She sees in simple systems, and can quickly help reimagine how programs can be delivered in a clear and supportive way, sensitive to people of different backgrounds and abilities.

Carly loves to blend a values-centered approach with the practicalities of doing business to bring harmonize the energy of teams, clients, and the service providers she supports.

Professionally Trained & Member of the Following Organizations

BodyMind Method Coach
Carly Clark Zimmer: Kolbe Certified Coach
International Coach Federation Trained
Alternative Balance Professional Group Member
New York State Office of Professions
SUNY New Paltz Graduate
Carly Clark Zimmer
Carly Clark Zimmer
Carly Clark Zimmer

Hiya! I'm Carly

I've been coaching since I can remember! And professionally for the past seven years. I'm a total digital business junkie and love to learn, listen and create!

I traded in seeing clients in person and an office space that felt heavy for a completely virtual, profitable coaching practice that embodies everything I wished to create in my life (including living in Ireland and traveling the world!).

It not only lets me feel like I’m playing, but I wake up every day knowing I’m truly transforming lives by helping other creatives build businesses that is the true EXPRESSION of who you are!

I’m here to set you on the right path, make your life WAY easier, and help you build your business the RIGHT way (YOUR way!).

And I want to help you save the years that it took me to get here. Because when you clarify and simplify exactly what you need to put in place to step into your aligned vision, that brings results like nothing else will!

When I'm not coaching, I'm hiking somewhere in the Connemara Countryside picking flowers & looking for moss to play in! Or sailing with THE HUB Devin!

I look forward to seeing you inside FIRST 5!

Carly Clark Zimmer

BodyMind Coach & Business Consultant 💛


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